Both our governor and mayor need to place public service above political gain to save our mass transit system.
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Charging drivers more could provide much-needed funding for public transit, while reducing traffic and making Manhattan a better place to live and work.
On New Year’s Day 2017, the impossible took place and the first phase of a new Second Avenue subway line in New York City was finally opened. Governor Cuomo demonstrated what visible, positive public leadership could accomplish.
We need a balance between community and individual, local and global, public and private.
Sustainability Management student Amy Bohnenkamp reports on how artists in New York have been raising their voices to make the public more aware of climate change issues.
The New York City Panel on Climate Change reports that extreme weather is becoming more frequent, longer lasting and more intense. How is the city dealing with the impacts of climate change?
The idea is to charge more for driving on the most congested streets in the city and direct those funds to making mass transit more efficient and perhaps even pleasant.
I believe we are in the midst of a paradigm shift in environmental politics. The idea that we must choose between economic well-being and environmental protection is being challenged.
This deal might not be good, but it’s necessary.
The time for a comprehensive fix for this region’s mass transit is long overdue.